Need Chicken Shopping Help!

Discussion in 'Primpin' Chickens' started by Vespidae, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Ergonomic mouse pad - yea or nay?
     
  2. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

  3. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Keens, Tevas, or Chacos?
     
  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Yes to water @ClamJam or at least able to handle wetness after I wade/swim around. Good to know about the single strap thing.

    True re different feet @fantasynerd . It's a good reminder to check them out with my particular issues in mind. I guess I'm looking more for thoughts on durability, actual hiking use, etc.
     
  5. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’ve had Keens and they were pretty durable and good for hiking.
     
  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    No, not a whole lot. We want to be outdoorsy people, but really we're talking like 5 soft hikes a year. I did end up getting Chacos because of the arch support, and the newer design has wider straps that supposedly cut down on strangling the feet. Plus there's no separate big toe holder. It's from Zappos, so if that's all bullshit at least the return is free.
     
  7. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Tevas ripped up my feet on a shopping trip. I have not medium and not wide feet.
     
  8. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’ve had the Starbucks Verismo espresso machine since forever but Starbucks discontinued all things Verismo (it took pods) so now I have to find something else. I tried to find a reusable pod for it but there isn’t one that fits. I’ve looked into Nespresso but none of the reusable pods get good reviews so I think I want to get a fully automatic espresso machine instead of one that takes pods. Does anyone have any recommendations? I want to stay under $800 and even that is high but based on Amazon prices, that’s probably what I have to pay for a good machine. I’ve seen Phillips, Breville, De’Longhi and Gaggia. They all got decent reviews but there were some reviews that were concerning given the price of the units so now I don’t even know. Does anyone have personal experience with any of those brands?
     
  9. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    We have a delonghi that we really like! It doesn’t have a grinder though. We bought espresso pods online that are just little flat discs you put in it so we didn’t have the deal with grinding/tamping/the mess and since it’s a standard basket/handle we don’t have to worry about discontinued pods or anything.
     
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  10. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I went with De’longhi. After hours and hours of going back and forth about which one to get, I found one on Williams-Sonoma that had excellent reviews. Found it on Amazon so I bought it there. Paid more than I wanted to but Amazon has a monthly payment thing now (no interest) so I did that.
     
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  11. ScaryPearls

    ScaryPearls Chicken

    I have a lower end Delonghi. I may not be the person to ask, as I have a remarkably unsophisticated coffee palate, but for ease of use, it's great, and it's made it 3 years of pretty consistent use with no issues.
     
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  12. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    That’s good to know. Thanks!
     
  13. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    I'm suuuuuuper late, but Chacos for life over here.
     
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